Today's News

  • Parks board prepared to poll public on preferences


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Board of Directors approved a questionnaire Wednesday that will help determine its master plan for the next five years.

    The board previously met to determine a list of goals it might want to tackle in the coming years. Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel then compiled them in a draft of a questionnaire to be presented to the public.

  • Floodgates go in as river climbs

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio River may remain above flood stage for several days this week, keeping portions of Indiana 66 and several county roads underwater.

    At 11 a.m. Friday, the Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam stood at 44.7 feet. Flood stage there is 42 feet. The river was forecast to climb to 46.1 feet by Saturday night.

    Additional rain could cause the river to rise further or delay any crest.

  • Elementary students poised for tech upgrade


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary students may soon have access to Google-platform programs and other educational tools such as Chromebooks. During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, officials presented plans to facilitate such a move and explained why it’s needed.

  • Tell City overpowers Jasper 66-28

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 12 of 17 matches, including six by pins, to trounce Jasper 66-28 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    “This is the first time we’ve beaten them in three years,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “Just having a full lineup certainly helps - this is the first time we’ve had that in three years.”

  • Parker, Edwards make All-PLAC in girls basketball

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors Brittany Parker and Hannah Edwards were named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Parker and Paoli’s Morgan Kingston were the only third-time selections on the team.
    Parker had the second highest vote total on the team, finishing just one voting point behind Springs Valley’s Kayla DeWeese.
    Parker led the Commo-dores with 14.4 points, 4.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game and 43.3 percent field-goal shooting.

  • Schwartz on all-conference team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior guard Michael Schwartz was elected to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Schwartz, who finished third in the voting, was the only Commodore named to the 12-man team.
    “I thought with just two wins (in conference games) it would be tough for us to get two on the team,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.
    He added that another Commodore “got some votes.”

  • CCC preschool to host open house

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church Preschool will host an open house and registration session from 9 a.m. to noon and an evening session from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the school. Registration is open to the public for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Stepping Stones now enrolling, open house and book swap March 19

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility and learn about the program.   
    During the event, kids and parents may participate in a book swap. Everyone is invited to take books no longer used to trade for other books.

  • William Tell science bowl team finishes seventh in state

    The William Tell Elementary Science Bowl team finished seventh in the state in their division. Pictured in the front row from the left are Hunter Beckort, Grace Gehlhausen, Valerie Kehl, Madison Baugh and Mattea Swaney. In the back row are Isaac Klueh, Kaden Chestnut, Nigel Kaiser, Bailee Johnson, Linden Froehlich and Maddie Rogers.

  • Perry Central students score high at Paoli math event

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary school was one of 521 schools competing in the 19th annual Purdue University M.A.T.H. Bowl competition. Perry Central’s math team earned the first-place title in their division, first out of eight teams overall at the area competition and 38th out of 107 teams in the state in their class division.
    The competition was held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Throop Elementary in Paoli.